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Welcome, in Jesus’ Name!  That’s the invitation to you, from the entire congregation of Oak Ridge United Methodist Church.

We are passionate about welcoming visitors and newcomers so they feel loved and accepted just as Jesus loves and accepts us. We seek to provide people with an opportunity to connect to the body of Christ by offering you a place to Begin, Belong, Become followers of Christ.

If you are new to the community or just looking for a new beginning, we hope you will consider becoming part of our church family.

Below is some information to assist newcomers to our church. Please join us this Sunday and we hope you will return to worship with us again soon.

Information

You are invited to stop by the Information Center in the Family Life Center or the Guest Station in the Sanctuary lobby for Christian fellowship, campus tour, and information about ORUMC and a Welcome Folder containing information about our church.

Service Types

Traditional

Located in the Sanctuary, this is a traditional worship service with hymns from the United Methodist hymnal accompanied by piano, organ and choir, biblical teaching and preaching by our pastors, scripture reading, Holy Communion, intercessory prayer, Affirmation of Faith, children’s time and a time of offering our gifts to God.

Crosswalk

Located in the Family Life Center, this is a contemporary, informal worship service with music of praise and worship led by the CrossWalk Band including multi-media presentations, bible-based teaching from our pastors, a time of offering our gifts to God, partaking of the Last Supper and a time of prayer.

Blended

Located in the Sanctuary, this is an informal style of worship with a blend of hymns and praise music sung by the congregation and choir accompanied by piano, organ, guitar, or other instruments. Our pastors deliver relevant, scripturally based sermons, and we have a children’s message, a time of prayer, an offering of our gifts, and celebration of the Sacraments.

Precious Memories

Located in the Sanctuary, this worship service is for people coping with dementia and other impairments as well as their loved ones and caretakers.  This short 25 minute service focuses on familiar Bible Stories and old gospel tunes.

Service Times

Service times are listed on the home page, Join Us on the top right, as well as the footer of every page.

Fellowship Time

Our Fellowship Time between services is a vital time to visit with friends and make new ones.  You are invited to come by the Cafe for a cup of coffee from 8:30 - 8:55 and 10:00 - 10:30.

Directions

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Parking

You may park in any open space in the parking area. We have marked, “First-time Visitor” parking spaces in the row close to the front door of the sanctuary. Overflow parking is located across the street in the cemetery parking lot.

Contact Information

To contact our church staff or for general contact information, please click here.

 

Newcomer FAQ

  • Which building do I enter for the service I want to attend? +

    For the 8:30 and 11:15 services, enter the sanctuary through the front doors located under the portico (with the tall, white columns).For the 9:00 CrossWalk Contemporary Service, enter through the Family Life Center in the rear of the church campus or through the front glass doors of the building which faces the road. This is also the entrance to the church office.Greeters will be available to assist you.
  • Do you have child care during services? +

    Yes, childcare is provided during all services for ages birth to 4 years and we have a special preschool program as well. We have two paid staff that care for our youngest children with the assistance of adult volunteers.
  • Can my child stay with me during the service? +

    Your child is always welcome to stay with you during the service. If you desire, the Cafe is available to families as a crying room for the 9:00 Crosswalk Service.
  • How long do the services last? +

    8:30, 9:00 and 11:15 Worship services are approximately one hour in length. The 2:30 first Wednesday Precious Memories Service lasts about 25 minutes.
  • Do I have to give money? +

    No. We welcome your gifts and promise to use them to make followers of Jesus Christ, but it is not required for you to place money in the offering plate.
  • Do you have Sunday School classes for my first grader as well as my high school student? +

    Yes! We have Sunday School for pre-school through high school at 10:00. Click here for a complete listing of all Sunday School classes.
  • Are there classes for me to attend while my children are in Sunday School? +

    Yes! We offer adult small group studies at 10:00 so you can attend your small group at the same time as your children are attending theirs. Click here for a complete listing of our Sunday morning adult classes.
  • My mother uses a motorized scooter. Is this allowed in the church? +

    Certainly! We have handicap access to all buildings with special seating in the sanctuary specifically for wheelchair access. We have a wheelchair available in the foyer, wide hallways throughout the buildings, restrooms with handicap accessibility and ushers & greeters to assist you.
  • What should my family and I wear to your church? +

    We’re more concerned with making you welcome than with what you look like! We don’t have a dress code. Some people like to dress up for church services, while others come and worship in casual attire. Come as you are!
  • May I partake of Communion in your church? +

    Yes. The United Methodist Church believes in open Communion; you do not need to be a member of our church or of the United Methodist denomination to receive Holy Communion.
  • Are people like me welcome in this congregation? +

    Our congregation welcomes all people of all ages, races, religions, socio-economic backgrounds, ethnic origins and gender.
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